MGT-467: Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification

MGT-467: Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification







The Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification course brings planners, operators, public information professionals, government, public safety, and marketing professionals together in an effort to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prescribes best practices to common communication pitfalls and provides flexible and scalable solutions to a wide-range of scenarios. The training leverages a combination of exercises, discussions, and activities to optimize participant experience.

This training is applicable across the United States regardless of the venue size, capacity, or type of event. Those who complete this course can use this training to develop or improve public information and emergency notification programs for any sport or special event venue.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS⁴) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&M University System.


  • Communication Fundamentals
  • Managing Communication
  • Event and Emergency Messaging
  • Information Collaboration / Dissemination
  • Pre-Event Communication
  • Post-Incident Communication
  • Application of Communication Strategies


  • Venue/Event Managers
  • Venue/Event Operations
  • Event Planners
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Event Communications
  • Event Promoters
  • Government
  • Special Event Officers/Liaisons
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Law Enforcement

Recommended Training

  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management
  • IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200.C: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Registration Requirements

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online here.

Workshop Resources

Course Schedule

Start DateCompletion DateCity Online Registration
Jun 12, 2024Jun 13, 2024Mobile, ALClick Here
Jun 12, 2024Jun 13, 2024Denton, TXClick Here
Jun 20, 2024Jun 21, 2024Wilmington, NCClick Here
Jun 25, 2024Jun 26, 2024Austell, GAClick Here
Jul 9, 2024Jul 10, 2024Plantation, FLClick Here
Jul 23, 2024Jul 24, 2024New Orleans, LAClick Here
Jul 25, 2024Jul 26, 2024Detroit, MIClick Here
Aug 8, 2024Aug 9, 2024Crowley, LAClick Here
Aug 19, 2024Aug 20, 2024Greenville, SCClick Here
Aug 20, 2024Aug 21, 2024Durham, NCClick Here

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